Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions announces staff appointments

March 21, 2017

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions, Romeoville, Ill., has announced two staff appointments.President/COO Rick Olson has been nominated as chair of the Elgin, Ill.-based Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) Tube & Pipe Producing Council for 2017-2018. He also is serving on the board for the...

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Universal Tube & Rollform launches new website

March 17, 2017

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, a supplier of new and used tube mills, pipe mills, and roll forming machinery, has announced the launch of a new website at The website features improved navigation, streamlined inventory updates, and the ability to...

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Roll benders can produce pipes more than 59 ft. long

March 13, 2017

Faccin SpA offers the HAV-2P series of NC pipe mill bending rolls for pipe production. The machines are constructed with sturdy electrowelded structures and fitted with three rolls in thermally treated steel alloys.The rolls are moved independently—the top roll moves vertically, the lower rolls...

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SMS group to supply reheating furnace, finishing equipment to Steel Dynamics

March 9, 2017

SMS group, Düsseldorf, Germany, has announced it has been awarded a contract for an expansion of the merchant bar mill at Steel Dynamics Inc.’s Roanoke Bar Division, Virginia operation. The upgrade is to integrate a new reheating furnace and finishing area into the facility. With this...

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Tracing the evolution of bending knowledge, bending machines, bender tooling

March 6, 2017 | By Mike Thomas

Tube bending has advanced remarkably over the last 30 years or so, both in the technology available and forming knowledge. Few industries have done as much to innovate as aircraft, and other industries have benefited, especially automotive.

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Synalloy subsidiary purchases Marcegaglia USA’s stainless pipe/tube operations

March 1, 2017

Richmond, Va.-based Synalloy Corp. has announced that its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC has purchased Marcegaglia USA’s stainless steel pipe and tube operations. The combined business will operate as Bristol Metals LLC with facilities in Bristol, Tenn., and Munhall, Pa. “The combined capacity...

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FABTECH 2017 to debut Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion

February 28, 2017

FABTECH® 2017, to be held in Chicago Nov. 6-9, will for the first time feature an expanded pavilion showcasing tubes, tube end products, and the tube trade.All these areas will be presented in a new segment—the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion, organized and implemented by Messe...

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Rafter upgrades tube mill for producer

February 28, 2017

Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped a new RT-2000S strip entry table, HFI weld squeeze box, and double-sided Turk’s-head straightener to a North American tube producer. The equipment will replace equipment on a Yoder QVW-250 tube mill. The strip entry table was updated to use common parts from the...

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Zekelman Industries acquires American Tube Mfg.

February 22, 2017

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has acquired American Tube Mfg. Inc., a producer of round, square, and rectangular hollow structural sections in Birmingham, Ala. Through this acquisition, Zekelman and its Atlas Tube operating division expands their presence into the structural tubing market of...

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Tube 2018 online exhibitor registration open

February 7, 2017

Exhibitor applications for Tube 2018, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, are now available online at The deadline to reserve exhibit space is April 30, 2017. The event will be held April 16-20, 2018, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.A special feature at Tube 2018...

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Roll-Kraft’s Woodbridge, Ont., facility recertified to ISO 9001:2008

January 30, 2017

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has announced the recertification of its Woodbridge, Ont., facility, Roll-Kraft Ltd., to ISO 9001:2008. The scope of this registration includes the manufacture and refurbishment of metal rolls and related equipment for the tube, pipe, and roll forming...

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SMS to modernize Atlas Tube’s ERW tube lines

January 24, 2017

SMS group has announced it has received several follow-up orders to modernize the 16-in. tube welding line it installed at Atlas Tube, Blytheville, Ark., a company of Zekelman Industries.SMS will equip the line with a completely new sizing section to expand the product spectrum and help improve...

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FD Machinery to make first tube mill installation in North America

January 23, 2017

FD Machinery, Cleveland, has received an order for a new, HF ERW tube mill—its first tube mill installation in North America. The complete tube mill line will be equipped with an automated coil feed and butt weld system, a PLC tooling positioning system, an automated ID scarf blowout, and an...

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Reach for the skies!

January 20, 2017

The energy sector is the biggest global market for manufacturers of steel pipes, with the focus on two nonrenewable resources: oil and gas. However, tubular products are equally indispensable for renewable energy, especially wind power. A report from Germany details the progress in making wind towers in Germany's power industry.

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AB&I names Harry Warren Inc. as new rep

January 16, 2017

Oakland, Calif.-based AB&I Foundry has named Harry Warren Inc. and Harry Warren of Georgia LLC as manufacturers’ rep for Florida and Georgia. AB&I Foundry manufactures cast-iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary drain, waste, and vent plumbing systems....

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